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Runway To Real Way: Spring Forward with a Modern Take on Stripes!

Spring has sprung! And despite the gray skies and chilly temps, the calendar tells us that we can now begin to break free of the equally gloomy hues that have been dominating our wardrobes all winter long. Spring runways have been getting us excited for the coming season since way back in September, brimming with the splashy hues and vibrant patterns we can finally set our watches to. Spring forward with a modern take on stripes.

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Runway To Real Way: Pretty In Pleats!

Contrary to what some may say, just because we are in the doldrums of winter, it does not mean we can’t still feel pretty. Though it can seem tough, when we’re burdened down with layer after cumbersome layer, pretty pieces should still be tucked underneath, waiting for a moment to be revealed. And in this ongoing pursuit of pretty, we…

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Runway To Real Way: Crushing On Velvet For More Than Just The Holidays

The holidays are over and we’re about to settle into the long, dark stretch of winter doldrums. And despite the short days and painfully cold nights, now is the best time to dive headfirst into those sumptuous winter fabrics we’ve been saving for just this occasion. And if winter fabrics were a kingdom, then velvet would be queen.

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Runway To Real Way: All That Glitters!

‘Tis the season for silver and gold! The holidays are the best time of year to break out your festive finery and sparkle and shine the whole month through. We handpicked a few of our favorite metallic pieces, ranging from flirty to sophisticated, inspired by the Fall/Winter 2016 runways but budget friendly enough so you can be the shining star of your next festive holiday fete!

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Runway To Real Way: Shack Up with Shearling!

Despite the unseasonal warmth we’ve been experiencing in cities like Chicago and New York this fall, as our beloved Jon Snow likes to say, “Winter is coming.” So to prep our minds, bodies and wardrobes for the impending frost, we’ve started working in warm weather fabrics one accessory and outerwear staple at a time. One of the best go-to fabrics that blends fashion and function is shearling. Designers have a field day with the soft and fuzzy fabrics on fall/winter fabrics and 2016 was no exception. The only down side is that the luxe layer can often be pricey. So we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to work the warmth into your wardrobe without breaking the bank

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Runway To Real Way: It’s Black And White – Fall is Finally Here!

The first nips of fall are in the air! And while the weather may still be confused as to what season it is some days (80 degrees in October!), it’s pretty “black and white” fall fashion has officially arrived. That’s why we saw no better way to usher in the season than by showcasing some of our favorite Fall 2016 runway trends with one of our all time favorite color combos.

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Runway To Real Way: Get Your Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Fix!

There’s no denying it: The summer season is setting and the dawn of fall is here. Those of us in either the Midwest or on the East Coast don’t waste too much time shedding a tear over the end of summer, mostly because we look so forward to the cooler air, warmer drinks and rich, deep colors that start creeping back into our closets. One of the most popular hues associated with fall is of course, orange. Falling leaves, Halloween pumpkins — and of most recent fame — pumpkin spice lattes

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Jump Into Jumper Dresses For Fall

Remember those school days of yore when you could put on a simple pinafore and blouse and be ready to face the day? Sure you were ten, but school uniforms sure made life easy. Well for Fall ’16 jumper dresses were the go-to combo on the runway from designers like Jil Sander, Jason Wu and Suno. We say combo because when you are over 40 you really need to pair your jumper, apron or pinafore dress with a fitted white tee

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Hot Shoe Trend For Fall: The David Bowie Bootie

Oh how I miss David Bowie! I am still crushed he is gone from this earth. But in a beautiful tribute to the late great musical genius, his 70’s style over-the-top boots are actually on trend for Fall ’16. Now I know most of our readers think we might be insane for suggesting this trend, but hear us out.

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The Recap And Fashion Drama of The RHONY Season 8: Reunion Part 1

I can’t believe we had to endure 20 episodes of this season of the Real Housewives Of New York City and then have to suffer through a 3 part (which means 3 weeks) reunion. I’m toast. Therefore since what I really care about is the fashion, I may just recap this one episode only since the women will presumably be wearing the same outfits all of the reunion. Besides, I don’t think I can take any more of the LuMann/Tom Cat debacle. It makes me very sad for women. She should not be THAT desperate to get married. I would rather be alone than be with man who would make out with another woman at a bar for over an hour a week after our engagement. Besides, at his age, it’s just icky

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Last-Minute Labor Day Outfit and Essentials!

Need ideas for a chic last-minute Labor Day party/cookout outfit? We have one that will ensure you don’t look like you are trying too hard, but is on trend, won’t break the bank and is age appropriate. You can’t go wrong with a flowy maxi-dress, sandals, straw hat, aviator sunglasses and simple gold jewelry. Oh and a straw bag is a must! The white denim jacket will keep you warm at night or inside an over air-conditioned room

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We Are All Choked Up For Chokers For Fall

Chokers are not really a new trend this season, in fact they have been back for a few, but they are on trend again for Fall ’16 so if you have not yet tried one, you probably should. If your neck is starting to (ahem) sag a bit, you are in luck because some of the chokers available for Fall’ 16 are super wide (as in covers your entire neck like a turtleneck) and some even look like scarves and bandanas

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We’ve Got A Special Discount Code Just For You!

I sure do love my gold BuDhaGirl bangles. I wear them all the time and have become known for them. I’m also asked about them constantly (and of course I am more than happy to share the info), therefore I think it’s time I write about them. Don’t you?

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Transitional Fashion: Fall Florals

We are hot on the topic of transitional clothing since we are just weeks away from the official or unofficial start of fall. You could say we are transitionally obsessed and fashionably impatient. Why? We get it’s hard to handle those warm fall days that turn into crisp fall evenings and we’re dying to break out the newest fall trends. Yet these days between summer and fall are really impossible to navigate. So we are here to help. One big trend for Fall ’16 is florals and since you can find them in pretty much every fabric, you can grab a few lighter pieces now. The trick is to stick with a darker background and color palette to make those flowers pop and look fall appropriate. Look for sheers, short sleeves and lighter fabrics like silk

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The Recap And Fashion Drama of The RHONY Season 8: Ep 20 Finale

Finally it’s the finale of the Real Housewives of New York and my mom is hooked. She is still horrified, but slightly hooked. “These women are so pathetic.” I agree but explain there is little real about reality TV and that they are laughing all the way to the bank. Anyway, we miss the first 15 minutes because I didn’t know it was starting early and again, I don’t have a DVR…which is probably for the best. I’m winging it again. So I have to watch it a little out of order. Sorry in advance

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